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General Update

I want to apologize for those of you who regularly read my blog for the lack of posts. The last year or so (hell, lets just go with the 2020s) have been very stressful for me and I’ve been dealing with mental health issues (Work stress, world events, and the death of two grandparents and a step-aunt) which have caused me to give up alot of things I enjoyed doing, including this blog. Depression comes in many forms.

I plan on continuing with this blog in the future. I’m giving myself the month of June to start preparing and getting new posts ready so that in July you’ll receive regular posts from me. At least 2 a week, with the hope to eventually go back to the 3 a week. Topics will include my history series, The Rewatch series, book reviews, and maybe some writing exercises since those seemed to go over well.

If there is a topic you would like to see me write about, I’m open to suggestions. You can comment to this post or tweet me (@sokorra).

Thanks for your patience. Hope you all are having a good year so far that things are looking up for us all.

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Happy Holidays

I’ll be taking a break from my “Rewatch 2020″project this holiday (or at least worrying about getting posts out) for the rest of the month. I’ll restart posts in January.

I hope everyone has a great holiday (which ever one you celebrate, for me its Christmas) and a Happy new Year! See you all in 2022!

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The Rewatch: 164: First Contact

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 4.15 First Contact (02/18/1991)
Rating: 4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1/34

Notable Guest Stars:
Bebe Neuwirth (Lanel ) She is probably most known from her role on Fraiser (and earlier Cheers) She is also probably the most known of the actors on this list for just that.

George Coe (Arvel Durken)-  I know him best as a reoccurring character, Senater Stackhouse, on The West Wing. I loved him on that show, and his character in this episode is remarkable similar if younger and with more power.

Carolyn Seymour (Marista Yale)- Seymour has presented quite a list of credits, working both in live action and voice work.  She has contributed to both Star Trek, Star Wars and several video games such as Mass Effect.

George Hearn (Berel)- Hearn has several broadway credits, including playing Sweeney Todd with Angela Landsbury for a Showtime presentation (for which he won an Emmy).  He has also won several Tony Awards.  A more recent credit includes 1999’s Sarah Plain and Tall: Winter’s End, a direct to DVD sequal to Sarah Plan and Tall.

Michael Ensign (Krola)- Ensign would appear several times over the course of Star Trek, including in 2003 for the episode “Stigma”.  He also would have several Broadway credits, and like Carolyn Seymour, have several video game voice credits, including Bio-shock 2.

Sachi Parker (Tava)- Parker had a relatively short film career, with her last film being in 2010. She has gained notoriety because of her famous mother, Shirley MacLaine, and for writing an autobiography of her childhood.

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The Rewatch 144: Captain’s Holiday

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 3.19 Captain’s Holiday (04-02-1990)
Rating: 4.5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/.5/22

Notable Guest Stars:

Jennifer Hetrick – Vash.  She will return as the character twice more, once on TNG and once on DS9.
Max Grodenchik –
Sovak. He played many characters over the year, but mostly is known for being Rom, Quark’s younger brother on DS9.Apparently he’s in Apollo 13, but I don’t recall seeing him.  Oh, well.  What a hardship to rewatch my favorite movie again.

Review:

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The Rewatch 65: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

Series: Star Trek (The Original Series)
Episode: 3.15 Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (01-10-1969)
Rating: 4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/3/49

Notable Guest Stars:
Frank Gorshin- Commissioner Bele.  He is another Batman series Alum.
Lou Antonio –
Lokai. He is known for his role in films such as Cool Hand Luke.

Review:

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The Rewatch 57: Day of the Dove

Series: Star Trek (The Original Series)
Episode: 3.07 Day of The Dove (10-18-68)
Rating: 4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/2/46

Notable Guest Stars:
  Michael Ansara – Kang.  He will portray Kang in three episodes over the decades.  He was also known for playing Cochise in Broken Arrow.  He served as a medic in WWII.
Susan Howard –
Mara.  She is known for her role on Dallas.

Review:

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The Rewatch 25: The City on the Edge of Forever

Series: Star Trek (The Original Series)
Episode: 1.28 The City on the Edge of Forever (4-6-67)
Rating: 5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/23

Notable Guest Stars:
Joan Collins – Sister Edith Keeler. Joan Collins is a popular actress during the 60s and 70s.

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